Ashlee's New Nose

Before - April 12, 2006

After - Yesterday

The bump is gone! Now she looks even more like Jess - but I guess that's what she's trying to achieve lately.

Look at Janet Now!

Hard to believe that last year she looked like the black version of the Sta-Puff man. Here she is leaving the Nobu Berkeley restaurant in London, England.

Teri Hatcher Talks About Men

On yesterday's "Oprah," guest Teri Hatcher opened up about the abuse she endured as a child, "Desperate Housewives," her new book Burnt Toast, and confronted the rumors regarding several men she has been spotted with.

About George Clooney, who she was rumored to be dating after the Academy Awards, Hatcher said, "That was really fabricated. We went to one dinner back in December, and that was it. No kissing. Boy, they would not let go of that one! I read things about how he sent me a teddy bear and chocolates for Valentine's Day, and I'm in my mailbox going, 'Did he really?' Because I didn't get them. Now they actually refer to him as my ex-boyfriend. It's hilarious."

More recently, Hatcher was sighted kissing American Idol host and E! news reporter Ryan Seacrest by a beach in Malibu, California. She claims they were set up by mutual friends and Seacrest optioned to stop seeing her after he realized paparazzi had taken photos of them. She said, "It's such a non-story. Interestingly enough, I haven't seen him since that day. We knew that the pictures had been taken, which must have bothered him enough. An hour after he dropped me off, he called to say, 'I don't think I can do this with you.' All the things you read in the tabloids about me and men are really non-stories."

Poor Teri - she needs a good man! For those of you who are interested in buying Hatcher's book to read about her sexual abuse, she doesn't write about it because she decided to go public with the information after the book was finished. I believe that the Vanity Fair article dealing with it is in there, though.

Nicole Kind of Admits She Has a Sort of Problem

From US Weekly:

"In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Nicole Richie finally admits that she has a weight problem, but "The Simple Life" star insists that she doesn’t have an eating disoder.

“I know I’m too thin right now, so I wouldn’t want any young girl looking at me and saying, ‘That’s what I want to look like,’” Richie tells the mag. However, she says that her weight problems do not stem from an eating disorder, and that she’s taken steps to regain control of her health.

She adds, “I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor… I do recognize that I have a problem, and I want to be responsible and fix it, and I’m on that path right now.”

But her doctors still aren’t certain of Richie’s diagnosis. One of her medics, Dr. Jeffrey Wilkins, tells VF, “If it’s not anorexia, she should be able to gain the weight. If it ends up being anorexia we can help her with that. I think she’s willing to look this in the eye.”

Ummm, she definitely has an eating disorder, as if there was any prior doubt. Her doctor is right. Unless she was deliberately starving herself, she would be able to put on a few pounds without a problem. If she had a serious medical problem that caused her to not be able to put on weight, we would have figured it out right after she did.

Anglomania at the Met: Costume Institute Benefit Gala - May 1, NYC

Since all the other sites are posting images from this event, I've decided to only post the really ugly dresses for your viewing entertainment. All the tasteful ones were boring, anyway, and either tan, silver, or black. So here we go:

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Quite possibly the worst offender. SJP, have you lost your mind? It looks as if she had a perfectly good dress then found some tartan wrapping paper (because it looks like it's made of plastic or something) and decided to accessorize. Ugh, and the belt is brown. Didn't even bother to match the shoes or the (decent) part of the dress. This actually looks like something Patricia Field would pick out for Carrie's character on SATC. Vomit in my mouth.

What is WITH this picture? Kimora and Russell announced their split, and he's supposedly dating another preteen model, so why is he rubbing her stomach? Did she ask him to keep his hand there to cover her bulge? The dress actually isn't that bad except for the fact that her giant melons are stretching the top out beyond belief.

Mary-Kate Olsen looks ridiculous here. She actually looks scarier than she did when she was in the throes of an eating disorder. It looks like she has reptilian shackles on her wrists, first of all. Then the rest of her looks like some sort of Gothic hooker. The dress isn't even pretty. She looks like she was messing around in Grandma's makeup bag and found some red-ass lipstick to try on. The hair, I kind of like. At least it's not totally bedraggled and in her face like usual.

Her sister didn't stop with Grandma's makeup. She also took her dress and her bag. They always look like they're playing dress-up, even in those Bottega Venetta ads.

Something attacked both Eve's dress and her chest, leaving its paw prints behind.

Donatella Versace just IS a bad fashion mistake. Her face is scary.

Emmy Rossum looks like some sort of circus entertainer, or the teenage bride of Michael Jackson. Although it is well known that he prefers little boys.

Eva Mendes just looks pregnant. She's not, right?

I'm not even hating on them because they're Goth freaks. Dita usually looks gorgeous anyway, but what's with the sheer panels on the dress and the holes in the leg area? It looks like she took scissors to it. And did she take the black gloves from her burlesque closet? Tacky. Marilyn needs to tuck his shirt in. That's all I have to say about him.


Paris and Stavros Split

People Magazine reports that a source close to Paris Hilton says that she and her boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos (ex boyfriend of Mary-Kate Olsen), have really split, following similar rumors during the past few months that turned out to be untrue. A source told US Weekly, "Paris dumped him. He wanted Paris to spend the summer on his yacht, but she doesnt want to party with kids on a boat. She's going to promote her album." Hilton's representative, Elliot Mintz, told People, ""It is not my policy to comment on my client’s private life. But I would not offer a denial," while another of her reps, David Lust, confirmed the split to US Weekly, but similarly added, "I don't comment on the personal lives of my clients." The split comes right after Hilton's extravagant celebration of Niarchos' 21st birthday, with a week-long string of parties in Las Vegas as well as a party at her home in Hollywood Hills. Why am I not surprised at this news? Maybe Paris realized that Stavros' $250 million inheritance was peanuts compared to ex-boyfriend Paris Lastis' billion-dollar family fortune. Or maybe, knowing her, she saw something - or someone - that she liked better at one of Stavros' many birthday parties that she threw. Paris was spotted out to lunch with Kristin Cavallari's ex Matt Leinart, which starts the rumor mill again...

Project Runway Season 3 On Deck

Bravo Television has confirmed that the third season of Project Runway will debut this summer - specificially, July 12, according to an industry advertisement. This is great news for fans (like me) of the series, as the past two seasons have started in December. Hopefully now - for a while, anyway - they'll do two seasons a year like this. That'd be awesome and it would make sense because the collections can show at both fall and spring Fashion Weeks. Casting for the third season began right after the ending of the second season, and was complete by the end of March. You all know what this means: More of the fabulous Tim Gunn. I know Bravo can do two seasons a year. They just have to "make it work, people."

Tonya and Nancy: The Opera

A new opera by a Tufts student is attracting a lot of attention - which should come as no surprise, seeing as the incidident on which the performance is based will forever be remembered as one of the strangest occurences in ice skating history. "Tonya and Nancy," written by music student Abigail Al-Doory, turns the rivalry and drama between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan - oh, the knee whacking, the broken lace, the cries of "whyyy!?" - into a 40 minute operetta that will be performed tonight near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "I really believe in the story. We're not just making fun of people. This isn't a parody," explains Al-Doory.
Nancy Kerrigan has said she was aware of the opera but was not planning to attend, explaining, "I lived it - what do I need to watch it for?" This sounds better than "Jerry Springer: The Opera." I remember watching the Olympics on TV and comparing this whole ordeal to a freak car accident - you couldn't look away!


I'm Not Hiding...

like Gwynnie, here, but I've just been really busy. Plus, Blogger's been really feisty lately. I know, excuses, excuses, but I swear, between work, my birthday, and various medical problems that are now resolved, I haven't had time to frolic in the land of celebrities. Terrible, I know. But I'm back now, with some fresh news for you, and some new pictures, so enjoy, and leave me some comments or drop me an email - I hate to sound like a fast food restaurant but I really do value your suggestions!

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Britney Goes Baby Clothes Shopping


"Looks like Britney Spears is thinking pink — but feeling blue.

The pop star — who has yet to confirm or deny the latest round of pregnancy rumors — recently did some baby clothes shopping at the ritzy Los Angeles store Petit Tresor, says a source, and was overheard indicating that she is indeed expecting another child. And, according to the insider, she’s hoping that her second child is a girl.

“She wasn’t really buying that much,” says the source. “She just picked out a few things. She doesn’t yet know whether it will be a boy or a girl, but she’s really hoping for a girl this time. She’d love to buy her new baby pretty, frilly things.” Spears also visited the store when she was pregnant with Sean Preston, but the insider says she had a different demeanor.

“She wasn’t as excited this time around,” says the source. “She was pleasant, but seemed more sedate. She wasn’t as bubbly.”

In other Britney-baby watch news, another source reports seeing the singer at Shu, a trendy restaurant in Bel Air that specializes in sushi, but Spears was avoiding the raw fish. “I guess she might let baby Sean get dropped on his head,” says the source, “But she’s not stupid. She knows better than to eat raw fish when she’s pregnant.”

By the way, in that picture, she's not shopping for baby clothes. It's just a recent picture. Don't get confused. Also, about the whole drinking while pregnant thing: US Weekly claims that the photos of Britney out drinking are all part of an elaborate scheme by Spears to hide her pregnancy and the cosmopolitans she ordered were actually fake. I don't know if I believe that Britney is that smart. I kind of want to argue with the above source that said she wasn't stupid. But I digress.

Avril Loves You

I have to say, it's kind of reassuring to see Avril giving the finger after her huge transformation into a sophisticated blonde fashionista. Ditto on the black nail polish.

O'Donnell Signs On For Next Season of Grey's

For those of you who are fans of Grey's Anatomy, like me: It looks like fans of Dr. McDreamy and Meredith are going to have to wait quite a while, because Chris O'Donnell has just signed on to be in episodes next season on Grey's. This means that Patrick Dempsey's character is going to have some long-term competition for Meredith's affection from O'Donnell, who plays an equally-as-dreamy vet.

Did Ashlee Get a Nose Job?

The National Enquirer claims that after Ashlee Simpson appeared on the MTV Australia Video Music Awards on April 12 and saw her publicity photos, she decided to have a nose job last week to remove the famous bump that she and sister Jessica both share. Rumors of previous rhinoplasty procedures abound, but I seriously doubt that Ashlee has had a nose job, because from the side, her nose still looks exactly the same as it did a few years ago. I just think she's grown up a lot and has slimmed down quite a bit, although she didn't need to. Ashlee is really turning into a clone of her big sister, and I wouldn't be surprised if she really did get a nose job now. I haven't seen any recent pictures of her out in public, so it would make sense.

Here she is at the AVMAs...you can see her nose in this picture very well and it definitely doesn't look like she's had any previous work done. I guess we'll have to wait and see when Ashlee's out and about next...how long does it take to recover from a nose job, anyway?

Best Quote Ever

"I can safely say I have no interest in Lindsay Lohan, nor do I understand anyone else's." - Nick Lachey in a radio interview

David Blaine Begins Newest Stunt in NYC

Performance artist/magician/crazy person David Blaine began his latest stunt today at Lincoln Center in New York. He will spend seven days and nights underwater in this eight-foot sphere for his latest TV special, "Drowned Alive." He'll be hooked up to lines providing nutrition and air to stay alive. On the last day, Blaine will try to hold his breath for nine minutes and break the current world record, which is set at eight minutes and 58 seconds. During training at a pool in New York City, he blacked out, after which he said, "I've been working too hard and I'm already dieting, so missing one meal can really mess me up."

Why the hell does he like to do this stuff again? One of these days he's going to die. I hope no one throws an egg at his sphere like they did at his frozen block of ice last time.

Anna Nicole Wins Supreme Court Case

From the LA Times:

The Supreme Court, reversing the federal appeals court in San Francisco, today unanimously revived the claim of 1993 "Playmate of the Year" Anna Nicole Smith for nearly $500 million of her late husband's estate.

The 38-year-old former stripper, whose real name is Vickie Lynn Marshall, was 26 in 1994 when she married Texas oilman J. Howard Marshall II. He died a year later at age 89, leaving an estate estimated at $1.6 billion.

Marshall's will became the focal point of a dispute over whether a state or a federal court should have jurisdiction over a dispute between Smith and Marshall's 67-year-old son, E. Pierce Marshall.

At one point, Howard Marshall's will had named his son his sole heir. But after the marriage, the oilman had his attorneys prepare a new will establishing a trust for his new wife that would leave her a substantial share of his assets.

Smith filed for bankruptcy protection in California in 1996. Ordinarily, a federal Bankruptcy Court can claim exclusive control over the financial matters of a petitioner, and a bankruptcy judge in Orange County said Smith was entitled to $474 million under the terms of her late husband's will.

But a state court in Texas issued a ruling in favor of Pierce Marshall. So he appealed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that the Supreme Court had held that state courts had jurisdiction over challenges to wills. The appeals court agreed, voiding the federal Bankruptcy Court ruling and leaving the Texas state court in charge.

Smith contended to the U.S. Supreme Court that Pierce Marshall had tried to prevent her from getting the money even before his father's death by "effectively imprisoning J. Howard against his wishes; surrounding him with hired guards for the purpose of preventing personal contact between him and [Smith] and transferring property against J. Howard's expressed wishes," the high court said.

The Supreme Court held that the appeals court "had no warrant from Congress, or from decisions of this court," to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over Smith's claim. There is nothing either in the Constitution or in law that gives state courts jurisdiction over wills, the high court said.

The U.S. practice, it said in a decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sprang from "misty understandings of English history."

She favorably referred to an analysis of probate law that, citing Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House," found that claims that British ecclesiastical rather than civil courts had jurisdiction over estates to be "preposterous."

Ugh. Stupid golddigger.

Celebrity Weigh-Ins

Victoria Beckham looks healthier than she used to - not fat, of course, nowhere near - but she still looks great

How can Nicole Richie possibly be comfortable in that iron chair? It must be digging into her hip bones.

Jessica Simpson looks ginormous in this picture...

...it's a good thing she's leaving the gym in this photo.

Jessica Alba, celebrating her 25th birthday, looking amazing - she works hard to achieve that awesome figure, and in my opinion, it's sooo worth it!

Jennifer Love Hewitt looks huge in this photo - it could be the highly unflattering dress, but it seems like she's been putting on the pounds lately. Plus, what's with the "mom" haircut? Ugh!

Jennifer Garner, on the other hand, looks like she's been working hard at taking off that baby weight! It was slow to come off at first but now she really looks good here.

Another SUPER unflattering dress, because we've all seen Heidi Klum in the Victoria's Secret fashion show after her baby, and she looked great there. Here she just looks big in the hips, but you can tell it's the dress because her legs look amazing as always. Bleh, bad choice.

TV's Musical Chairs

Hell has opened up and the apocalypse is upon us. Rosie O'Donnell and her big fat mouth are returning to television. She announced herself with Barbara Walters onstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards that she will be joining ABC's The View as Meredith Viera's replacement. Viera is set to take Katie Couric's place on NBC's Today Show, when Katie jumps to the CBS Evening News. Phew. That's a lot of jumping around. I hate all three of them, so I don't know what else to say.